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  • Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech

    Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech
    TALLAHASSEE -- Here's Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech to lawmakers: Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court.  Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater,...
  • Snow delays MSA testing in some school districts

    Snow delays MSA testing in some school districts
    The snow continued to play havoc with school schedules Monday, delaying the beginning of state testing in some places and keeping students home for yet another day. All Baltimore-area school systems have used more days than allotted in the school...
  • Sister Dolores Baumgartner, educator

    Sister Dolores Baumgartner, educator
    Sister Dolores Baumgartner, a retired parochial school and orphanage principal during her 74 years as a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of a heart attack Thursday at her order's Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of...
  • Commissioner responds to criticism about testing for severely disabled youngsters, argues it helps make sure such children aren't ignored

    Commissioner responds to criticism about testing for severely disabled youngsters, argues it helps make sure such children aren't ignored
    (Updated to include comments from Florida Education Association). Education Commissioner Pam Stewart today criticized the "political efforts to attack assessments by using the tragic situations of children with special needs." Her remarks came in a...
  • Dillard gains backing from state's two major teachers' unions

    Dillard gains backing from state's two major teachers' unions
    The Illinois Federation of Teachers endorsed Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard on Sunday, giving the state senator from Hinsdale the backing of the state's two major — and politically active — teachers unions. The move by the IFT,...
  • Some criticize Dance over rapid changes to school system

    Some criticize Dance over rapid changes to school system
    A year and a half into the tenure of the superintendent they hired for his communication skills, Baltimore County school board members probably did not expect such an uproar. Protesters rang cowbells, blew horns and chanted in the cold night air outside...
  • Computers, Internet force more students to spend snow days on school work

    Computers, Internet force more students to spend snow days on school work
    When some kids hear the hallowed words "snow day" in advance of Monday's storm, they'll grab their coats and sleds and head outdoors. But Maryvale Preparatory School senior Elizabeth Piet, like a growing number of students across the Baltimore region,...
  • More Cal State campuses are considering 'student success fees'

    They are called "student success fees" and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates for thousands of California State University students. But critics say they are a thinly veiled attempt to shift more education...
  • Boyle Heights school protests district's decision to move campus

    Boyle Heights school protests district's decision to move campus
    When Catherine Aleman and Ana Renteria learned that L.A. Unified might move or close their small school in East Los Angeles, they did what the Academy of Environmental and Social Policy had taught them to do: They tried to make a difference and...
  • Aaron A. Johnson, basketball coach

    Aaron A. Johnson, basketball coach
    Aaron Acquilla Johnson Sr., a longtime educator and basketball coach, died Feb. 14 of lung cancer. Mr. Johnson, of Baltimore, was 79. The son of Daniel and Harriett Johnson was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Sandtown Winchester neighborhood....
  • State raises passing scores for more teacher certification exams

    State raises passing scores for more teacher certification exams
    Aspiring Florida teachers will need better scores on certification exams, if they want to work in the state's public schools. The State Board of Education on Tuesday bumped up the passing scores needed on eight exams, including those for math and...